JA Shark Bowl | Junior Achievement Big Bend

JA Big Bend Shark Bowl

Shark Bowl
When: Thursday, April 22, 2021
Where: Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship, North Monroe Street, Downtown Tallahassee
Time: 6:00pm
Junior Achievement Big Bend and Leon County Schools have partnered to provide local students with the opportunity to learn about entrepreneurship. Leaders from the business community volunteer to provide students with first-hand experiences, helping students create a unique business idea and completing their own business model. JA "Be Entrepreneurial" is reaching nearly 1,500 area high school students annually.
The concept for Shark Bowl came from a very real need in our community- the need to engage teens and young adults in understanding "business."  Whether students become business owners or not, they will gain valuable insights and confidence that will serve them for a lifetime. Every student who learns about entrepreneurship is better for it!  While developing an understanding of what it takes to run a business, they also become better workers and employees. The JA Big Bend Shark Bowl is a countywide competition of 30 students. Five finalists from each high school includes one stage presentation and four student interactive displays.
The following area high schools participated in this program:
• Chiles High School
• Godby High School
• Leon High School
• Lincoln High School
• Rickards High School
• SAIL High School
Shark Bowl Winners
The 2019 Shark Bowl winners. Photo by Kallen M. Lunt - K Creative Media



The Shark Bowl competitions are not possible without the support of our sponsors. In addition to supporting this event, many provided scholarships and prizes for our competing students.



Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship        FAMU School of Business + Industry          Spark Igniting Enrepreneurs



SunTrust                   FSU Credit Union                     Whataburger



Nobles Consulting Group              





Become a JA Classroom Volunteer or Sponsor
Email Alyssa Seymour or call 386.847.4892 to get more information on how to volunteer for a class. Email Elyse Cornelison or call 850.443.5102 to sponsor the JA Shark Bowl.
  • ""I learned so much from my involvement with Junior Achievement in high school. The personal growth and self-confidence gained in those three short years continue to serve me today -- more than three decades later." "

    -Karen Emanuelson
  • "At first, I thought it was going to be very boring. But when you came in I was so excited. I wish you did not have to go but you must."

    -Junior Achievement Student, Erin
  • "I thought the experience was amazing. The presentation was unlike anything I've seen."

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "I liked how the Junior Achievement volunteer explained his job to us."

    -Junior Achievement Student

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